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Down the Fairway: Conrad's Shaker Ridge career nears end

Down the Fairway: Conrad's Shaker Ridge career nears end

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Chas Conrad has spent almost his entire life connected to Shaker Ridge Country Club.
 
Jerkens remembered at Saratoga
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Jerkens remembered at Saratoga

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
There are new fences and signs up all over the place.
 
Rooting for a closer a nerve-wracking experience
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Rooting for a closer a nerve-wracking experience

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
The distance of the Whitney Handicap is 5,940 feet long.
When Liam’s Map was 2,640 feet into it, Honor Code was a whopping 154 feet behind him and in last place of nine horses.
 

Saratoga County takes aim at Internet bookers

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
When Saratoga County’s Law and Finance Committee went into closed-door session to discuss litigation on Wednesday, it was as good as its word, back in just 10 minutes, before those standing around in the hallway were half-done telling stories.
 

Clergymen on bicycles and the summer of 1886

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

A clergymen’s group called the Clerical Bicyclists reached Amsterdam on August 10, 1886 and stayed at the Warner Hotel on Main Street, according to the Daily Democrat newspaper. T
 
Smith incident will become part of Same Ol' Jets legacy

Smith incident will become part of Same Ol' Jets legacy

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Throughout their history, the New York Jets’ biggest enemy often has been the New York Jets, resulting in darkly comedic self-inflicted wounds that have left the team bewildered and the fan base shell-shocked.
 

Outdoors: Big bass biting on Saratoga Lake

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Apparently the big bass that swim in Saratoga Lake have decided to bite.
 
Olympic gold medalist Moses taking on a new challenge
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Olympic gold medalist Moses taking on a new challenge

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
What does Edwin Moses know about horse racing?
Zilch. And he’ll be the first to tell you that.
 
One touch of the Stanley Cup, and you're a kid again
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One touch of the Stanley Cup, and you're a kid again

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
Rather than try to explain why the mere presence of the Stanley Cup transforms adults into little kids giggling with joy, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen opted for a hands-on lesson.
 

Down the Fairway: A week of incredible golf shots

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
This was a big week for big shots at area golf courses.
 
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Travers' Triple Crown rarities

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
A reader left a voice mail wondering about Travers participation of the Triple Crown runners, correctly pointing out that Whirlaway was the only one of the first 11 to have won it.
 

Unraveling a family history

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
Patricia Bush of Rotterdam has found stories of heartbreak and resilience while researching her family’s past.
 

More urge end to NYRA oversight

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

The surest bet in Saratoga isn’t on today’s Whitney Stakes, but that anyone around here who owes their job to voters thinks it’s time for the Cuomo administration to release its grip on the New York Racing Association.
 
Pletcher's Liam's Map could be sitting on a big race
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Pletcher's Liam's Map could be sitting on a big race

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
The beauty of the Whitney field is that you can support any of a variety of horses and convince yourself that you know what you’re doing.
 
Parents, coaches have to start protecting young, fragile arms

Parents, coaches have to start protecting young, fragile arms

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
The issue is so pressing that John Smoltz’s words late last month at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction should be read by the parent of every pitcher — if not every athlete.
The short version: Slow down. Junior has time.
 
 

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